What’s New in Mastercam X3 Mill

Mastercam X3 introduces many new features and enhancements that expand machining flexibility and increase speed and automation. Here is just a sneak peek. For more detailed information, please visit http://www.mastercammill.com/.

Feature Based Machining (FBM) – FBM delivers a powerful way to automatically mill and drill solid models. FBM evaluates a part’s features and automatically creates an effective machining strategy. The time savings when using FBM are dramatic, but its power isn’t only in the click-and-go ease. All toolpaths are editable after creation which gives you the flexibility to make changes at any time, and ensures your parts will be cut exactly as you want them.

2D High Speed Machining – High speed machining has traditionally been available in Mastercam’s 3D machining suite. Mastercam X3 introduces a suite of 2D High Speed Toolpaths (HST) that includes six toolpaths optimized for high speed machining and hard milling. These new toolpaths can make your current processes more efficient and automated, while minimizing programming and cycle times.

Multiaxis Machining – The Port5ax and Flow5ax toolpaths include a new feature that allows an overlap or blend to be added at the beginning and end of a toolpath. This feature is useful in creating better finishes where toolpaths may need to meet from opposite directions. General speed improvements have also been made, and TrueSolids 5-axis verify is now included in Mastercam’s multiaxis machining.

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